Davis Hovey, KMXT - Kodiak

Davis Hovey, KMXT - Kodiak
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fishing boats

Alaska commercial fishers will only pay to register vessels once under pending bill

House Bill 19, awaiting Gov. Mike Dunleavy's signature, would end the state Division of Motor Vehicles vessel registration fee.
police officers

Kodiak police shift away from 24/7 patrols due to staff shortages

Police Chief Tim Putney said this will be the first time since the 1980s that the department has not been able to maintain overnight patrols each night.
a ferry in the dark

State ferry Tustumena repairs delay Kodiak Island service

Ferry system director Craig Tornga says crews found extensive "wasted steel" suffering from rust aboard the 60-year-old ferry during a recent overhaul.
a weather station

State resolution would push feds to fix rural Alaska aviation weather stations

A pending Legislature joint resolution would urge Congress to address FAA Automated Weather Observing System outages common across Alaska.
pig fat sitting in jars

This farm is the only Grade “A” goat dairy in Alaska

“I kind of joked that I started a Grade “A” dairy with a “C” team,” said Kelli Foreman who runs Kodiak's Heritage Farm and Ranch.
a map

Full cleanup of former military sites on Kodiak Island is still years away

Cleanup efforts for munitions at some sites, such as Kodiak's World War II-era Burma Road, can take decades according to U.S. Army officials.

More areas around Kodiak Island could become critical habitat for endangered North Pacific Right Whales

It’s estimated that less than 50 North Pacific Right Whales exist today in a range that extends from Hawaii to the southeastern Bering Sea and beyond.
bears

Kodiak bear cubs caught on video after escaping from Florida trainer

Body camera footage shows an unusually playful interaction between the cubs and two people who found them on a Florida road in December.
a textbook

New textbook spurs speaking and teaching of Alutiiq language

The new textbook, from the Sun'aq Tribe of Kodiak and the Alutiiq Museum, focuses on the language's Koniag dialect spoken in Kodiak.
A helicopter in the sky

4 rescued after fishing vessel capsizes near Kodiak

The Alaska Rose capsized off Chiniak Island on Sunday afternoon, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. No fatalities were reported.